Columbia Truck Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Columbia Truck Accident?
Get Max Compensation. Contact The Bruning Law Firm.
You should not go it alone. Particularly if you have been seriously hurt, the insurance companies’ attorneys will do everything they can to keep your payout as low as possible. Remember, they negotiate claims every day. So it is extremely important that you also have a skilled car accident attorney in your corner to fight for fair compensation. We’ve settled cases worth over $1,000,000. Contact a Columbia truck accident lawyer today from the Bruning Law Firm!
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Why Truck Accident Cases are Different
Truck accident cases are much more complex because so many parties are responsible for different aspects of a tractor-trailer’s journey on the road. Our seasoned attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine exactly what caused the crash and who should be held liable. This may include:
Hidden Defects or Malfunctions
Truck owners and trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that the vehicle meets all of the safety regulations for large trucks. Regular maintenance, repair, and equipment checks are essential. When an owner or company fails to keep up with a reasonable safety schedule, a crash can easily result. Also, if a hidden defect exists in any of the truck’s parts or equipment, the item may fail at a crucial moment. This can cause a crash or make a crash worse. In this case, the manufacturer or distributor of the defective part may be held responsible.
Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies have a long list of obligations. They include screening and testing drivers, tracking the hours drivers work every day and week to ensure drivers do not work too much, keeping equipment in good working order, and ensuring that loads are properly contained and secured for the trip. On any given truck, these tasks might each be performed by a different company – making it even more complicated to determine who is liable for the harm caused.
Negligently Maintained Roadways
Not all U.S. roads are appropriate for trucks. Off the state and federal highways, truck routes must be carefully marked so that drivers do not become lost or stuck. The weight limits on bridges and the height of overpasses must be clearly labeled, and drivers must be aware of the height and weight of their own trucks in order to prevent an accident. Other hazards ─such as potholes, blind curves, inadequate signs at intersections, or construction site barriers set too narrowly ─ can also cause a truck crash.
Negligent Truck Drivers
Many truck drivers take safety seriously and work hard to drive safely in all conditions. Not all truck drivers are this careful, though. Just a few moments of carelessness, sleepiness, distraction, inexperience, or intoxication can cause a crash.
Other Careless Drivers
Many passenger car drivers don’t receive adequate education on how to drive safely around large tractor-trailers. When the driver of another car on the road does something dangerous, a nearby truck driver may be forced to take defensive maneuvers. Unfortunately, the very actions that are designed to prevent an accident can also cause one.
Whenever a truck accident happens, the natural first reaction is to blame the driver. However, a driver is not the only person responsible for truck safety on the road.
Our experienced truck accident attorneys understand the complex rules and regulations that govern truck safety, including the different rules for various truck classes, sizes, weights, and types of cargo. We will identify every liable party in your truck accident case and manage communication with the various insurance companies to pursue maximum compensation for you.
Big Enough to Take on Serious Cases, Small Enough to Give You Personal Attention
Experience Without the Ego. There’s something to be said for attorneys who have decades of experience arguing in front of juries and aggressively negotiating with insurance companies. But being a shark in the courtroom doesn’t mean you have to intimidate clients during consultations. At The Bruning Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers are down-to-earth professionals whose goal is to make our clients feel confident and comfortable with us.
Thinking Progressively. Working Efficiently. We understand that you need to see results as soon as possible. That’s why our firm stays on the cutting-edge of technology — to manage your case as efficiently as possible. We streamline communications with insurance companies, medical professionals, and law enforcement by collecting electronic records of the evidence and moving quickly to build your case for compensation.
Here to Serve. Our compassionate attorneys work hard to understand your needs so we can help meet them. That could mean connecting you with an experienced medical specialist or talking to your employer about missing work. But most of all, it means taking the burden off of you while we handle all the details of your case and all communication with the at-fault parties.
To us, being a committed personal injury attorney means always being available to our clients. So when you choose The Bruning Law Firm to handle your case, you can count on the lines of communication always being open. We will keep you updated on every step of your claim, and we will work to prepare you for whatever the next step is.